White Collar Mindfulness
Slogan: The fighter's mind - Train the mind and the body will follow
Logo's and slogans: I thought about the slogan and the message that i want to put accross and this is: both the body and mind need to be trainined. The Slogan 'Train the mind and the body will follow' I feel captures this. What are your thoughts Phil?
The course - what is the aim/goal?
The main goal of white collar fighting may seem quite obvious, but the Team Tieu goal is different. The participants believe that they are there to learn a skill, prepare for a fight and then test their abilities in the ring.
The real goal is to provide people with life skills that they can take with them long after the event and apply to their daily lives. Self confidence, the sense of achievement, ambition, discipline, comradery, training, diet, weight loss, focus, dealing with fear, overcoming obstacles and team work.
White Collar Mindfulness
90% of the fight game is mental. It is very important that the mind gets the necessary training too. In as little as 5 weeks, the brain can actually change physical mass as a result of 10 minutes of daily meditation.
There are many stresses that come along with an aggressive training camp, especially stepping into the ring for a fight. It is very natural for the brain to self-criticise and to self-doubt. This is normal in the fight game and can affect your physical health leading up to the fight and can affect your performance on fight day.
We offer free Mindfulness support through the training process all the way up to fight day. Our in house coach, Gui Hung (renaissancepodcast.com) will give group trainings throughout the training camp and will provide guided meditations designed to accompany a fight camp. Gui will also be on hand to address your personal questions and queries. Check out his video below to explain what Mindfulness is:
Talking about whats going on in your mind can help to highlight and address many personal fears and problems. Science has shown that we have on average 70,000 thoughts every day...and more than 60% are negative. Mindfulness is a practice that helps us to notice thoughts without judging them.
Some of the common thought patterns leading up to fight are: I'm not good enough, I'm not ready, its too daunting, why did I do this? what will my friends think? what if i lose? what if bla bla bla. These are very common and we use Mindfulness to show that this is absolutely normal and we give the best tips and guided meditations to be mentally fit and prepared for fight day.
Below is a short clip of an intimate Mindfulness session with World Title holder Michael 'beast from the East' Pham. A great friend of mine and an inspiration to us all.